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Nineteenth-Century Trading Posts

Updated 2020-03-18
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  • Bent's Old Fort, Reconstructed

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    Bent's Old Fort was built near present-day La Junta in 1833 by the trading partners Ceran St. Vrain and William and Charles Bent. The fort was the center of trade along the Santa Fé Trail until about 1850. This reconstruction of Bent's Old Fort was completed in 1976.
    Bent's Old Fort, Reconstructed